Jeffrey Atherton is a senior portfolio manager at GLG, where he is responsible for the firm’s Japanese equity funds. Atherton has been managing Japanese funds for over 20 years and has held senior positions at Insight Investment, SGAM, TCW and Equitable Life. Before joining GLG, he worked at Stratton Street Capital LLP for five years where he was a partner and co-manager of their Japanese hedge fund strategies. He joined GLG in March 2011 and has a BA in economics from the University of Sheffield.
London born Neil Edwards studied Economics at Sheffield University in the late 70’s before beginning his investment career with Halifax Fund Management where he worked from 1986 to 2000. Neil joined the Nestle UK Pension Fund as UK equity fund manager in 2001, leaving to join Societe Generale Asset management in 2005 as a senior fund manager where, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he co-manages two of the firm's Japan focused retail funds alongside Stephen Harker. They describe their investment style as adopting a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Neil’s leisure centres around sport with an interest in both tennis and rugby.
Teeside born Stephen Harker attended both Warwick and Sheffield Universities studying Mathematics, Economics and Finance, and started his investment career with Prudential Portfolio Managers where he worked from 1983 to ’93. He moved to Societe Generale in 2002. Stephen has managed Japanese equity funds since 1985 and, as well as managing a number of institutional funds, he currently co-manages two Japan focused retail funds alongside Neil Edwards, and they say they adopt a contrarian value approach. Away from the office Stephen lists his main leisure interest as football.
The objective of the sub-fund is to achieve capital growth through investing in the quoted securities of companies operating in Japan. To achieve the objective, the sub-fund is predominantly invested in securities of companies listed on Japan's stock markets. The sub-fund may also invest in other investments to the extent permitted by the FSA Rules as applicable from time to time.
Rank 18/84 Total Return
Rank 73/84 Standard Deviation
Rank 65/84 Max Drawdown
|16||JPMorgan Japan Equity A Dis GBP||
|17||Legg Mason IF Japan Equity A||
|18||GLG Japan CoreAlpha Institutional Acc E GBP||
|19||City Financial Japanese Opportunities R Acc||
|20||Henderson Japan Capital Growth A Net Acc||
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|71||Aberdeen Global - Japanese Equity D2 GBP||
|72||MFS Meridian Funds-Japan Equity I1 GBP||
|73||Neptune Japan Opportunities A Acc GBP||
|73||GLG Japan CoreAlpha Institutional Acc E GBP||
|75||M&G Japan A Inc||
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Month by Month Performance
Returns Vs Risk
- United Kingdom
- Launch date30/03/1998
- Share Class size86Mn
- Base currencyGBP
- Min. initial investment0
- Min. additional investment0
- Annual management0.0%
- Initial investment0